About Rebecca Thompson

Bec is about to commence a degree in Business (Marketing)/Arts (Japanese) in the hope of one day working in a Rugby environment. She has been an avid Rugby follower from a young age and is particuarly passionate about the Reds, Brisbane club team Brothers and Kyuden Voltex (a Japanese club team). Follow Rebecca on Twitter

Season wrap up of Japan’s Top League

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The Top League play-offs are finished for another season with the two Top League teams that were battling to retain their spots in the competition, the Sanix Blues and NTT Docomo, being successful in their quests. NTT Docomo’s game against Kubota was a thriller, with the final score being 29-27. 41 minutes into the game, […]

Japan’s Top League ends with a bang!

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Top League in Japan has ended for another year with an almighty bang showcasing showcasing a Grand Final win from Suntory against Panasonic. After smashing NEC (56-8) in the semi-final, Suntory went into the final clash as clear favourites. Suntory Coach Eddie Jones described Panasonic as, “a team that keeps coming at you.” Suntory had […]

Kouki Sato talks rugby

Kouki Sato

In our ongoing effort to keep you up to date with rugby in Japan, we have an interview with Kouki Sato from the team Kyuden Voltex.   Sato has played for Kyuden for many years and was part of the team that was in Top League for three years.  Being relegated back to Kyushu League […]

Japan’s Top League – everything you need to know

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In a country where baseball is the most popular sport, people often ask the question, “Oh, they play rugby in Japan?” Yes, yes they do. Although it’s not the most popular sport in Japan, each team has a very strong and passionate fan base and the players are driven by a love for the game. […]